KENYA’S LEADING OPPOSITION LEADER RAILA ODINGA HOSPITALIZED FOR FOOD POISONING

NAIROBI, Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has been admitted to a hospital in the port city of Mombasa shortly after addressing political rallies in the coastal region.

Odinga’s spokesman, Dennis Onyango, says the former prime minister, who was hospitalized on Sunday, is in a stable condition, adding that they suspect food poisoning.

“We suspect food poisoning but doctors are on his case and he is stable. We strongly suspect food poisoning,” Onyango said in a brief statement.

The latest incident comes a day after Interior Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Joseph Nkaissery died after collapsing at his house in Nairobi. Nkaissery reportedly complained about chest pains.

(Eds note: Odinga is the candidate of the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in the Aug 8 presidential election, pitting him against President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK